lucky_darcy (3) - Alaska, USA - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
From the tap, this beer is light in head, almost has legs walking along the glass. Smells of coffee and maybe a little brown sugar in there. the flavor of the coffee is amazing, with a kick of sugar and maltiness in it, just so you know you have a real beer. It’s like if you threw malt in your 4 shot espresso and a packet of sugar in the Raw. Brilliant! maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a very small tan head on there. Nose is definitely coffee forward, with a very dark roast coming off this one. Taste is very smooth, and has a lot of coffee in there, with a bit of chocolate, and none of the sour elements I often associate with a Baltic. porter. Really nice and easy drink. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2009 22 oz. bottle - thanks frank!! pours dark brown and clear with foamy tan head fading quickly; rich aromas of chocolate, caramel and tons of sweet, milky coffee; drinks with a faint alcohol burn and a mind bending amount of sweet coffee; no abrasiveness or over roast from the coffee in any way, but rather an extreme level of sweetness from the lagering; so much so that it results in an almost bourbony flavor; super dry, rich and malty, yet remains quite thin in overall texture; easily one of the top coffee beers I’ve had; wow, just a killer brew and one of my fav midnight sun offerings to date; so glad to hear that a second batch is being brewed this winter!!!!!!daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Update 10/16/09: bomber - batch 1; knowing the new batch is almost ready, I cracked this beast without any reservations; forget exactly when released, but this has at least 8 months on it and 4 months since originally tried; not very much age I’d admit, but I couldn’t wait; dense brown, thin tan head; syrupy chocolate, sweet espresso, dark candy malt, almost banana like notes from the booze; this one really goes beyond coffee; such smooth sweetness; cookies, chocolate, vanilla; flavors have slightly chilled making the booze a little more obvious; texture also slightly thinned out; damn good stuff; batch two is out soon :)
Dark brown pour. Loads of coffee in the aroma along with some light cocoa notes. Flavor has a wonderful chocolate covered coffee bean and some good roast bitterness. Great stuff. mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Pours a dark, almost black beer with a light brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma- roasty, maybe black patent(?) and chocolate malt. Light sweetness on the nose. Taste- heavy chocolate, roast, and espresso (kaladi brothers!). It’s almost as if you had a mocha in beer form. Heavy raw malted barley flavor. Palate- Full bodied, tons of residual sugars with a crisp, lager finish.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
From memory: Overt aromas of expresso and dark chocolate. Rich, thick and a touch sweet. Long finish of expresso. Simple, yet very delicious.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me... JFParnell (70) - Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2014
This is a really great coffee beer. The lager seems to bring out the coffee taste in the beer without adding to the bitterness of the beer. Very satisfying. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Fred Fest 2009 – Portland, ORmarkwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Aroma: Huge aroma coffee, and smoke.
Appearance: Black in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor: This was one of the best beers in years. The flavor was huge and the smoke and coffee where thick and smooth.
Palate: Dry coffee/smokey finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: I loved this beer I will seek this and drink many more time in my life. AWESOME.
Thanks to the Atlanta crew for sharing this one. Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, cafe con leche, slight sweetness (almost lactose?), slight smoke, slight nutmeg. The flavor is similar with nutmeg in the rear, coffee all over, and smoke loitering in the eaves. Medium-bodied and very tasty. I am amazed at how blending a style I am not a fan of with a coffee stout has yielded an excellent beer. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2013
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki colored head. Fades fairly quickly.
S - Roasted malts, coffee, a bit of cocoa, molasses, black licorice, vanilla, lager yeast, touch booze.
T - Roasted dark malts, coffee, bitter cocoa, molasses, black licorice, lager yeast, vanilla, hint of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, roasted, dry finish.
D - Nice big schwarzbier. Great balance.